Backblaze released a new version of its cloud backup service that supports significantly faster online backups, reduces hard drive writes and does a better job at managing bandwidth and system load. The update also coincides with a price increase.
The Not So Big Company launched its Apple-centric multi-platform email client, Big Mail. The new email app has a stunning design, distraction-free reading, and a contact filtering tool that’s similar to Basecamp’s HEY.
The ad-free, privacy-first, and highly personalized search engine, Neeva, provided current users with invite links and added the ability to search Slack workspaces.
After a year-long delay because of the concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mozilla announces they are disabling FTP in version 88 of Firefox and will altogether remove it in version 90.
Slack launched its much anticipated Connect feature that allows users from different workspaces to DM each other. The debut hit a snag when users started reporting abusive messages from DM invitations.
The new TextBuddy app created by Click On Tyler, an independent software development company in Nashville, TN, is a Swiss Army knife-like tool with over 100 commands for manipulating plain text.
The privacy-focused messenger, Signal, is experiencing record growth, partly due to WhatsApp's changes, its usage in the Hong Kong protests, and Elon Musk promoting it. To better engage with their users, many of which are new, they held an AMA on Reddit to answer questions about the app.
As part of Cloudflare’s Zero Trust week, the company announced the beta of a new service called Browser Isolation. The service enables companies using Cloudflare for Teams to leverage its network to safely browse sites in the cloud but render web pages locally via Google Chrome.
Google Analytics 4 (GA4) replaces the apps and web beta property. This newest version of Google Analytics combines data streams from websites, iOS apps, and Android apps for a more complete view of customer behavior on your properties.
The tool promises secure connections between workspaces without adding extra seats to a subscription plan. The new features debuted at the Slack Frontiers 2020 conference.
Cloudflare's 184.108.40.206 VPN has an unlimited and faster option called WARP+. The company allows WARP+ subscriptions to be used on up to five devices.
First announced in April 2020, Cloudflare has finally released beta versions of its 220.127.116.11 VPN with WARP for macOS and Windows. The VPN service also includes support for 18.104.22.168 for Families, which blocks malware and adult sites.
The $4.99 per month VPN protects up to 5 Android and PC devices, with iOS, Mac, and Linux versions promised soon. Mozilla partnered with Mullvad VPN and WireGuard for this comprehensive security coverage.
The best way for remote workers to prevent family members from being too loud and interrupting video and phone conference calls is to use smart lights around your home. This solution works with HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Nest smart home platforms.
Ookla ended beta testing of its Speedtest VPN and added a $4.99/mo unlimited data plan. The newest release now supports iPadOS in addition to iOS and Android.
Users of the Chrome browser will no longer be able to view FTP directories or download files from FTP servers.
A new version of the Speedtest app for iPhone and iPad includes a preview version of its free VPN service.
Feedly debuted a major upgrade to its content discovery and reading app. The new Pro+ account uses its Leo AI technology to surface content based on interest and usage, and includes deduplication and mute filters.
The cloud-based backup service for consumers and businesses, Carbonite, was bought by OpenText, an enterprise information management company for $1.42 billion.
Ubiquiti Networks updated its AmpliFi consumer Wi-Fi routers to support VPN connections. The new feature is called Teleport and it enables iOS and Android devices to securely connect to home networks.